Careers

Help support the social and affordable housing sector by pursuing a career with one of the largest providers of services for homeless people or those at risk of homelessness in Melbourne’s north and west. We want to hear from you if you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued.

Unison offers positions to individuals based on merit and where qualifications, experience, skills and abilities match the position requirements. Please send a current resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to apply for any advertised roles.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Unison encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our workforce. 

Unison staff benefits

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to the earnings of eligible staff.
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff.
  • Five weeks of annual leave.
  • 17.5% leave loading payment.
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of Government entitlements.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your career direction.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

Current employment opportunities:

Private Rental Access Worker - Werribee and Seddon

About the role

The Private Rental Access (PRA) worker will work as part of a small team to secure head leased properties from the private rental market and social housing owned or managed by Unison and to manage these tenancies within the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA). 

Reporting to the Team Leader, this role plays a key part in Unison’s partnership with Melbourne City Mission (MCM) and cohealth, to deliver the Victorian Government’s From Homelessness to a Home (H2H) program in Melbourne’s North and Western regions of our homelessness services.

About You

Successful candidates will possess exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take direction and work as part of a team.

To fill this position, we are seeking staff who:

  • Are self-motivated with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community
  • Are dedicated with experience in the provision of community housing services - including tenancy and property management
  • Have the skills and experience to work effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with complex and mental health needs
  • Have high level communication skills and the ability to work in partnership with services users and support agencies to improve service quality and outcomes
  • Have the energy and enthusiasm with a positive team-working approach

On Offer

  • Full-Time, Fixed Term position until 30 September 2023
  • Salary $79,830 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au.
  • We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please apply immediately. This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Place Manager - Patch 1

Opportunity to work within our dynamic teams to deliver high quality tenancy and property management services to a diverse range of people.

About the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will deliver high quality tenancy and property management services. This includes actively working towards sustaining successful tenancies for a diverse range of people, many of whom have complex needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • End-to-end property management such as arrears management, routine inspections, represent Unison at VCAT.
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Arranging and participating in house meetings and leading place making events
  • Work closely with housing support workers to facilitate positive outcomes for clients

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focused approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

On Offer

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Salary $79,830 per annum (plus super, salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • Find the Full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Social Enterprise Cleaner (x3)

About the role

You will be required to work alongside our existing cleaning team and provide regular maintenance services to internal and external common areas. Reporting to the Social Enterprise Supervisor, you would be responsible for ensuring that allocated tasks assigned to you are completed in an efficient, professional and timely manner, your duties will include a variety of tasks such as the below:

  • Provide reliable cleaning services within the UPC property portfolio
  • General cleaning of designated areas, vacuuming, dusting, mopping etc.
  • Manual handling and lifting of equipment
  • Empty waste bins or similar receptacles, transporting waste material to designated collection points.

As we continue to grow, you will be rewarded with career development opportunities, strong leadership and a team environment.

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Has a Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Has Previous commercial cleaning experience
  • Is a can-do person who goes above and beyond to get the job done
  • Physically able to undertake manual work including lifting, carrying and kneeling
  • Knowledge of cleaning safety processes
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have Australian work rights
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate outlining full vaccination is required.
  • Is Reliable and self-motivated
  • Is Flexibility to work early mornings, weekends and or public holidays

On offer

  • Three roles are on offer
  • Casual position
  • $28.45 per hour (plus super)
  • Uniforms, PPE, safety equipment, tools will be supplied
  • Flexible Hours- between 15 to 20 hours per week
  • Ongoing safety training
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To apply

  • Please send your application addressing the key selection criteria to careers@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. OR We will review applications after the closing date on 28 October 2022
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

* Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People and Culture team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Social Enterprise Gardener

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced gardener to be responsible for the provision of all Gardening and Landscaping Services works while ensuring compliance within our Unison (UPC) portfolio contract requirements. Long term development and progression opportunities are also available for the right candidate.

About the role

You will be required to work alongside our existing Grounds team and provide regular gardening services. Reporting to the Social Enterprise team leader - Grounds, you would be responsible for ensuring that allocated tasks assigned to you are completed in an efficient, professional, and timely manner, your duties will include a variety of tasks such as the below:

  • Provide reliable gardening services to a broad and varied portfolio
  • Pruning, hedging, mowing, weeding management, brush cutting, planting, litter and leaf removal, hard rubbish removal.
  • Ensure garden and grounds areas are kept up to high standard.
  • General garden maintenance

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person who:

  • Current Victorian Driver’s License;
  • Experience within the gardening industry and an understanding of machinery operation;
  • A sound knowledge of best horticultural practices;
  • Plant knowledge in identification and growing conditions;
  • Good communication and presentation skills both written and verbal to allow professional interaction with staff, residents and community;
  • A high customer service focus and strong work ethic
  • Strong focus on safety, environment and quality.
  • Takes pride in their work and has a real passion landscapes

On Offer

  • Casual position
  • $28.46 per hour (plus super)
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Uniforms, PPE, safety equipment, tools and machinery will be supplied
  • Ongoing safety training
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au.
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. OR We will review applications after the closing date on 25 November 2022.
  • This role is subject to a satisfactory National Police History check, Working with Children Check and confirmed Covid-19 vaccination. 
  • Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Facilities Advisor - Berkeley Street

About the role 

The Facilities Advisors manage a geographical portfolio of assets and ensure the services provided to assets are delivered in a timely manner, to appropriate standards and ensure value for money.

Key aspects of this role will be to manage responsive and planned maintenance, instruct and coordinate vacant maintenance, manage building and contractor compliance, and provide high quality services to Unison stakeholders and tenants.

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude. You will be managing all aspects of building compliance, planned maintenance, vacant property maintenance, KPI targets, ensuring the smooth running of contractor operations and assisting in overall service delivery.

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Building services or maintenance experience
  • Ability to conduct high quality building inspections and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience as a Facilities or Building Services Coordinator or Facilities Manager or Administrator
  • A trades background or relevant tertiary qualification is desired
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

On Offer

  • Full-time position, 12-Month Fixed term contract consisting of:
  • Base Salary $88,757 per annum (plus 10% super)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option available
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Fully maintained vehicle available for private use 

To Apply 

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. 
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check. 

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Senior Advisor Complaints, Incidents and Policy

About the role 

This role is responsible for managing Unison’s complaints and incidents systems and organisational policies and procedures.

The role is part of a small Compliance, Risk and Quality Team and will work closely with staff across the organisation to ensure complaints and incidents are managed in an efficient and timely manner and opportunities for continuous improvement are identified and actioned.  The role is also responsible for ensuring a system is in place to develop, manage and review policies and procedures that are responsive to the individuals and communities Unison supports and meet compliance obligations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all complaints and incidents are responded to in an efficient and timely manner and that obligations are well understood and met
  • Management of the process for developing policies and procedures
  • Provision of training, coaching and specialist advice
  • Provision of accurate and timely reports

About you

Our ideal candidate will have experience in managing complaints and/or incident and a strong interest in applying their knowledge to the community services sector as well as:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline 
  • Understanding of policy development
  • Excellent conceptual and analytic abilities, and demonstrated ability to make present complex information accessible to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a solution orientated mindset
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail

On Offer

  • Permanent role – full time or 4 days a week
  • Salary package $110K+ (inclusive of superannuation) pro rata
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program 

To Apply 

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: careers@unison.org.au
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

IAP Worker

Fixed Term, Part -Time Employment

Work Locations: Werribee and Seddon

Collaborative team environment and great workplace culture

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, this may be the perfect role for you! 

 

About the role 

The Intake Assessment and Planning (IAP) Worker provides high quality initial assessment and planning services to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and work in close collaboration with other agencies and housing providers.

This role reports to Senior Workers and IAP Manager and focuses on assisting individuals and families in housing crisis through conducting assessments, provision of information and referrals, with follow up and financial support where appropriate. The IAP worker will work as part of a close team delivering front-line IAP services and long-term housing in line with organisational values and policies.

Last year we assisted 6,000 people, 50% born overseas. 

About you

To fill this position, we are seeking a person with the following attributes and skills:

  • Experience to work effectively and sensitively with a diverse clients, in crisis and / or on a low income, including people with complex and mental health needs and families.
  • Provide a client-centered and flexible service in line with Unison’s values of respect, positivity, people and accountability
  • Have good teamwork, reliability, and communication skills
  • Take a pro-active and constructive approach to assisting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Can adopt a flexible, responsive approach to assist individuals and families to achieve positive outcomes.
  • Are empathetic, committed, reliable, positive, respectful and a values-led person
  • Will contribute to the delivery of high quality service to people in housing crisis.

On Offer

  • Fixed term, Part time position (4 days week), based in Werribee
  • Fixed term, Part time position (2 days week), based in Seddon
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option for eligible staff 
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling

To Apply 

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: iapworker@unison.org.au also indicate whether you are applying for a casual or part time position.
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

Director Housing and Homelessness

About the role 

The Director Housing and Homelessness is responsible for leading Unison’s housing and homelessness services and will provide proactive leadership and drive service excellence for a team of more than 70 staff. The position is responsible for the strategic and operational management of housing and homelessness services and ensuring robust systems and practices are in place to support existing and prospective renters and people experiencing homelessness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic and operational oversight of Housing Services 
  • Implementation of Unison’s practice framework and ensure it maintains a contemporary focus
  • Development and maintenance of agreements with support providers to meet the needs of renters and maximise their participation in the community
  • Implement effective renter engagement strategies and ensure renters are supported and encouraged to participate in the development and operation of Unison
  • Promoting the provision of innovative service responses

About you

Our ideal candidate will be an experienced executive manager with a strong background in Housing and Homelessness as well as:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline 
  • Excellent conceptual and analytic abilities
  • A strong collaborative mindset with the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Results oriented and metrics driven
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a solution orientated mindset
  • Well organised with strong attention to detail

On Offer

  • Permanent full-time role 
  • Competitive salary package 
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program 

To Apply 

  • For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website www.unison.org.au
  • Only applications that address the Key Selection Criteria will be considered
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.


*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.
*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.